Admire the natural beauty around Essen

Essen, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route: 623472

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Provided by: Noordertuin van Antwerpen

40.7 km
02:23 h
717 kcal
21 m


Around Essen in Belgium you will take a varied cycling tour through the Dutch-Belgian border area. As you would expect from the Kempen, you will pass through some beautiful green nature reserves where you will be amazed.

The Mates
From the outskirts of Essen you drive to the Wildertse Duintjes, a relief-rich and varied forest with open spaces, shrubs, drifting dunes and heather remnants. Further on you pass through De Maatjes, a unique cross-border nature reserve with reed fields, swamp forests and wet meadows. It is unusually quiet here. Enjoy the peace and quiet here and relax completely while cycling. The next nature reserve will not be long in coming. In the Horendonkse Bossen you drive between the fragrant conifers. It will not surprise you that many smuggling routes once ran here.

The Kiekenhoeve
Immediately after you cross the border, you drive into the vast Rucphen Forests. Riding along the cycle path you will experience invigorating peace for miles. Then you cycle back to Essen. On the outskirts of Essen you can relax after your tour at De Kiekenhoeve. Order something tasty from the extensive menu and let yourself be culinary pampered. You deserve that after your bike ride. From here you can also follow route 181883.

Take a look at Essen
Haven't had enough of the Kempen after your trip? Then take a look at Essen. For example, you will find the Cart Museum here with numerous centuries-old carts, wagons and carriages, but also the steam museum in the Bakkersmolen in the city. In short, there is plenty to see in this city and you can always sit on a terrace for a nice Belgian beer.
Tourist office Bicycle cafe Museum Watchtower Tourist landmark

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Noordertuin van Antwerpen

The Noordertuin of Antwerp is a beautiful green area to the north of Antwerp. Get on your bike or put on your walking shoes and hit the road in this area to completely unwind a stone's throw from the busy city. Hidden among the greenery are special forts from the First World War and you will find many more beautiful things here.


# Description Distance
De Kiekenhoeve (2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
22 (Schelpheuvelstraat, 2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 1.59 km
59 (2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 3.07 km
58 (2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 5.38 km
57 (Holleweg, 2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 6.18 km
Uitkijktoren "De Klot" (de klot, 2990, Wuustwezel, Flanders, Belgium) 10.65 km


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